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Jul. 11th, 2003 @ 08:19 am (no subject)
Have you ever noticed the unoriginality in city names? Take Portland for example. It's named after Portland Maine. Not very original. And it's not like the altrnate names they had when selecting were any better. The name of Portland Oregon was decided on a coin toss. The other name? Boston. I wonder where they came up with that one.

Is there a single state on the Pacific or Atlantic with out a Newport or New Port?

Then you get with in the cities. How many cities do you think don't have a Main St.?

Are people really that unimaginitive?

I'm just wating for USA City to be founded. All the east-west streets will be named after states. All the north south streets will be common city names. Where do you live? In the Pacific North West District on Portland and Oregon. Ummm... Yeah...

Anyway, Digital Journalist has a feature hyping a photobook on towns with unusual names. Scroll to the bottom for the link to enter the feature.

If you could come up with a scheme for naming streets or cities, what would it be?
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From:oihanen
Date:July 11th, 2003 10:21 am (UTC)
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the great city of clifton tennessee has two streets (and no stoplights). main street running perpendicular to the river and water street running parallel the river. how's that for original?

most of the streets around here are named for the person who cut them. houston smith rd, james douglas rd, etc. along I40, though, there is a town called bucksnort, tn. :)
From:jbroughton
Date:July 12th, 2003 12:44 am (UTC)
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hehe, I live 2 blocks from Main Street out here in columbus, MS. Get this though. It's Main Street, 5th Street, Alabama Street, HW 182, & Old highway 182. All on one street, spanning maybe 4 miles if that.

Same street, a million names.